Everybody Was So Young
One of my favorite biographies is Everybody Was So Young by Amanda Vaill, the story of Sara and Gerald Murphy. Friends with Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Picasso (just to name a few), they were the epitome of Jazz Age glamour. They entertained at their home on the French Riviera, Villa America, which from the book's description sounds quite wonderful:
To read more, check out these articles from New York Magazine, The New Yorker, and an exhibit at the Williams College Museum of Art.